Anxiety, Distress, Fear…Good for You

Negative emotions are hard-wired into our brains to be managed, not eliminated
Published on March 26, 2013 by Melanie A. Greenberg, Ph.D. in The Mindful Self-Express
This is an interesting article which describes six reasons why we can not get rid of our negative emotions. Instead it suggests we may have the ability to manage them, since they are necessary emotions in our lives. Fear, anxiety, distress help us to survive. They form part of a subconscious survival strategy which our brain has been developing throughout human existence. This survival instinct may not have evolved as fast as our civilisation has, although it may still come in handy in extreme survival situations. This is why it still forms part of our psychological make up. But in the majority of cases, this instinct gets in the way.
Hypnotherapy offers techniques which encourage a direct communication with our subconscious mind. These can help us understand and accept our fears when they are being useful. At the same time it can help us make decisions towards exaggerated, unhelpful fears and encourage the use of our inner resources in order to modify those  in a productive way.

About Anna Pons

Certificat (CPPD), Post Graduat Certificat (PGCert) i Post Graduat Diploma (PGD) en Hipnoteràpia Clínica, London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH) i Universitat de West London (UWL)
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